The Bad Ol’ Summertime

An anonymous wit has defined summer as the time of year when the children slam the doors they left open all winter. For the busy minister, summer can be either a season of open doors or slammed doors. It all depends on our attitude and our planning. If our attitude is negative and we don’t […]

Worship As A Moving Target Part 4

In this issue, I want to address a few issues we will never agree on. Once we realize we will never agree, we can learn to accept one another in love as Jesus commanded. We will never agree on lighting? Some want the church to be dark and reverent encouraging personal worship. Others want it […]

Preachers, Pastors

“No man can at one and the same time prove that he is clever and that Christ is wonderful.” – James Denney “I believe in preaching to the converted; for I have generally found that the converted do not understand their own religion.” – C.K. Chesterton “I believe in being dogmatic. When I go to […]

Be Responsible

– Warren W. Wiersbe, David C. Cook The book of 1 Kings is the center of this study. Another commentary in the successful ‘BE’ series. Currently, there are over 4 million ‘BE’ books in print. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and […]

Caring People

Learning To Live With The Help Of One Another – Warren Wiersbe. Baker The second book in the Living Lessons from God’s Word series. A good study in the ‘one another’ passages in the New Testament. Previously published by Good News Publishers in 1981 under the title, ‘How to be a Caring Christian.’ 2ProphetU2ProphetU is […]

God & Your Stuff

The Vital Link Between Your Possessions and Your Soul – Wesley K. Willmer. Navpress. Willmer is considered an authority on stewardship as a spiritual discipline. Americans need to learn how God views our possessions and our role as stewards. A good resource for pastors preaching on stewardship. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren […]

The Outpouring

Jesus in the Feasts of Israel – Elwood McQuaid Friends of Israel. This book is in keeping with the Friends of Israel commitment to view the Bible through the prism of the cultural, historical setting in which it was cast by the Holy Spirit. A good study using the Gospel of John and the interaction […]

The Vanishing Ministry in the 21st Century

Calling a New Generation to Lifetime Service – W. Kroll. Kregel. This is an updated and revised addition where Dr. Kroll gives an overview and assessment of Christian ministries. In a self centered world, any book on service is worth looking into. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to […]

Unveiling Islam

An Insider’s Look At Muslim Life And Beliefs – Ergun Mehmet, Emir Fethi Caner Kregel. Both authors were raised as Sunni Muslims by a leader in the mosque. Both are now Christians and respected theology professors. I heard them on the radio in a recent interview and it led me to buy the book. It […]


For a detailed listing of dates in Christian history, log on to June 1, 1926 – Actor Andy Griffith is born; the inventor of Television ratings, Charles Nielson dies at age 83 in 1980. June 3, 1932 – FDR says, “I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.” […]

Pulpit Bloopers

‘Let us bow our hair.’ – Paul Box ‘God gave you a tongue so you could use it to legibly praise Him.’ – Jack Hyles ‘May God bless this great shower of herring.’ – Unknown Methodist ‘The force was so strong that it LITERALLY tore my arm off.’ – Nelson Hodges (with both arms attached) […]

A Personal Look at Psalms

These outlines are taken from Michael Catt’s sermon series on A Personal Look at Psalms. Messages can be found at Mahatma Gandhi – You Christians have in your keeping a document with enough dynamite in it to blow the whole of civilization to bits, to turn society upside down, to bring peace to this […]

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